There has been a real trend in recent years for rooms which bring the outdoors in, creating living spaces which are at one with nature. As the room we spend most of our time in, the kitchen is the perfect place to experiment with a natural theme and explore the traditional, timeless beauty which nature-inspired décor can bring to a room.
The trick to creating a kitchen inspired by nature is to remain relatively neutral in your overall colour scheme but allow for little pops of vibrant colour. Cream, calico or hessian coloured walls can be offset with a single feature wall in a much bolder colour – a bright sunflower yellow, perhaps, or an autumnal shade of red.
Tiling around your cooker or sink can also work this way. Irregular shaped tiles in teardrop or hexagonal shapes are one of the latest interior design trends, and as well as mirroring the unusual patterns we find in the natural world, neutral tones can be made to contrast with vivid bursts of colour to create a unique focal point.
If you’re doing a make-over on a budget, sprucing up tired old units with a simple lick of paint can be a cost-effective way of injecting a little natural beauty into a kitchen you cannot replace, especially if you choose a soft, elegant sage colour or a slightly warmer hessian.
Whether you’re installing a new kitchen or looking to update the one you have, choosing natural materials is key to giving your space a new lease of life.
If you’re fortunate enough to live in a period property with floorboards still in good condition, shedding the lino in favour of sanding down and varnishing them can bring a natural glow to the room. Alternatively, laminate wood flooring in a realistic light oak or rich pine can give a similar cosy yet outdoorsy feel to your kitchen.
If you’re choosing a new fitted kitchen, Lakeland Kitchens have several ranges which take their cue from the natural world. Warm maple or rich walnut units give an elegant, rustic look, while painted units with a simple yet well-crafted design also work well.
If you’re planning a kitchen which pays homage to the beauty of the natural world, contact us today and see how you too can bring the great outdoors to the heart of your home.